My year of rest
and relaxation

Based on the novel by Ottessa Moshfegh
Staging: Yana Ross

One hot New York summer, a young woman decides to sleep for a year. She has made provisions: she has left her job, the rent on her loft has been paid in advance and her therapist is hysterical enough to prescribe her sleeping pills à discretion. A retreat into your own four walls for several months – voluntarily?

The novel by Ottessa Moshfegh, a rising star of the US literary scene, is simultaneously a vexing manifesto for a departure from meritocracy and a sleepwalking ballad about repression and evanescence.

Yana Ross
Stage design, Costumes
Zane Pihlstrom
Kwamina Roberts, Gabriela Bischofberger
Algirdas Gradauskas
Markus Keusch
Fadrina Arpagaus

Supported by Zürcher Kantonalbank

  • World premiere: 22. Oktober 2020
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  • Performance in German, English and French with English and German surtitles.
Introduction: Fadrina Arpagaus, Dramaturgy
Tuesday 03.11. 20:00 Pfauen
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Friday 06.11. 20:00 Pfauen
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Sunday 08.11. 15:00 Pfauen
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Wednesday 18.11. 20:00 Pfauen
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Thursday 26.11. 20:00 Pfauen
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Saturday 28.11. 20:00 Pfauen
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Thursday 03.12. 20:00 Pfauen
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Rund um die Produktion Mein Jahr der Ruhe und Entspannung hatten Anaïs Meier, Dorothee Elmiger und Ariane Koch im März/April den Auftrag, Schlafprotokolle zu führen.

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